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Jenn and Scott give you the inside scoop on what it takes to visit historic locations and discuss details that don't make the Walk with History YouTube cut! 📜 They visit sites of ancient history, Civil War history, WWII history, Civil Rights events, Presidential homes, battlefields, and even Hollywood history. Wherever history happened they take you there! 🗺️

Examine history with them as they recount their adventures, interview history experts, and learn from other travelers through conversations full of history you may know...and much you may not. 🎙️

Jenn is a historian and former Navy pilot with a Master's Degree in American History and a graduate certificate in Museum Studies. Her military and educational experience gives her a unique perspective on history that you will love! 🚁

Scott produces YouTube videos and podcasts for Walk with History and Talk with History, as well as edits HistoryNewsletter.com 🎥

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Jenn and Scott give you the inside scoop on what it takes to visit historic locations and discuss details that don't make the Walk with History YouTube cut! 📜 They visit sites of ancient history, Civil War history, WWII history, Civil Rights events, Presidential homes, battlefields, and even Hollywood history. Wherever history happened they take you there! 🗺️

Examine history with them as they recount their adventures, interview history experts, and learn from other travelers through conversations full of history you may know...and much you may not. 🎙️

Jenn is a historian and former Navy pilot with a Master's Degree in American History and a graduate certificate in Museum Studies. Her military and educational experience gives her a unique perspective on history that you will love! 🚁

Scott produces YouTube videos and podcasts for Walk with History and Talk with History, as well as edits HistoryNewsletter.com 🎥

    Top 5 Memphis History and Culture spots to Visit

    Top 5 Memphis History and Culture spots to Visit

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    This episode of 'Talk With History' is dedicated to discussing historical landmarks and must-visit locations in Memphis, Tennessee. The hosts share their personal experiences while visiting iconic locations such as Graceland (Elvis Presley's home), the Lorraine Motel (now the National Civil Rights Museum), Beale Street, Peabody Hotel, and the Memphis Pyramid. The episode also covers Memphis's contribution to music and its storied past with racial segregation and civil rights movement. The couple also shares tips for the best barbecue spots in the area.
    00:00 Introduction
    00:41 Listener Reviews
    02:28 Exploring Memphis, Tennessee: The City of Soul and Stories
    04:01 The Birth of 'Walk With History' in Memphis
    06:16 Top 5 Must-Visit Places in Memphis
    09:03 # 5 The Pyramid
    11:20 # 4 The Peabody Hotel
    14:23 # 3 Beale Street
    20:34 # 2 The Lorraine Motel
    27:08 # 1
    32:27 Bonus
    34:01 The Taste of Memphis: Barbecue
    36:07 The Stories of Memphis
    Locations
    Bass Pro Shop Pyramid
    Hotel Peabody
    Beal Street
    Lorraine Motel (Civil Rights Museum)
    Sun Studio
    Graceland
    Food:
    Central BBQ
    Blues City Cafe
    Gus’s Fried Chicken
    Rendezvous
    Memphis BBQ
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    • 37 min
    Historic Jamestown History and Travel Tips

    Historic Jamestown History and Travel Tips

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    Full video from Jamestown
    Scott and Jen discuss their experiences exploring historical sites in Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in the New World. They provide insight into their preferred order of visitation and recommend the Jamestown Settlement as a family-friendly location with interactive exhibits and reenactments. They also touch on the more authentic historical site of Jamestown which offers an archaeological dig site.
    The hosts discuss the historical significance of these locations, offering personal experiences and tips for other travelers seeking to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of American history.
    00:00 Introduction and Podcast Overview
    00:34 Addressing Listener Feedback
    04:58 Exploring Jamestown: A Historical Journey
    08:39 Jamestown Settlement: A Virtual Tour - start here
    13:01 Ship Recreations
    15:50 The women came later
    18:06 The James Fort Recreation
    20:23 Historic Jamestown: The Actual Site
    22:35 The ACTUAL location of the settlement
    27:16 Conclusion and Farewell
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    • 28 min
    The history of 'Masters of the Air' with an Aviator turned Historian (a Watch with History episode)

    The history of 'Masters of the Air' with an Aviator turned Historian (a Watch with History episode)

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    In this episode of 'Talk with History', hosts Scott and Jenn review the Apple TV Plus miniseries 'Masters of the Air'. They explore how closely the show portrays the historical realities of the experiences of World War 2 B-17 bomber crews. They delve into the complexities of flying planes, the psychological pressures the soldiers endure in combat and the resounding aviation concepts passed down to subsequent generations. They also touch upon the relevance of superstitions in the aviation world and the hidden meanings behind nose art.
    Jenn, a former US Navy aviator, provides her insightful perspectives throughout the episode.
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    0:00 Masters of the Air Watch with history
    00:05 Introduction to the Podcast and Hosts
    00:31 Appreciation for Listener Reviews and Feedback
    00:48 Discussion on the Bedford Boys Episode
    02:00 Introduction to the Main Topic: Masters of the Air
    03:45 Insights into the Life of a Pilot
    04:58 Jenn's Personal Experience as a Naval Aviator
    07:45 Historian Bias
    09:57 The Setting
    10:07 The Impact of the Hundredth Bomber Group
    11:31 Differences between WWII ground warfare and air warfare
    14:45 Challenges of flying in a B17
    23:21 Training to be a POW
    24:28 The Importance of Sharing Information
    25:17 The Bloody Hundredth: Reputation and Reality
    27:59 The Unpredictable Nature of Combat
    29:59 Dealing with combat and the role of superstition in aviation
    33:14 The Importance of Checklists in Aviation
    36:45 LT Rosenthal
    38:39 The Munster Raid and how they got their name
    40:05 Why a book about the 100th?
    41:40 Larger-than-life stories
    43:39 The Legacy of the Men of the Century
    45:22 The Impact of Nose Art and Personalization on Morale
    48:31 Conclusion: The Masters of the Air
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    • 50 min
    Exploring Lightbulb Moments in Human History with Author Scott Williams

    Exploring Lightbulb Moments in Human History with Author Scott Williams

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    You can buy Lightbulb Moments here
    In this engaging episode of 'Talk With History', hosts Scott and Jenn welcome Scott Williams, author of 'Lightbulb Moments in Human History from Cave to Coliseum'. 💡
    They dive into the essential moments and ideas that shaped humanity's progression, discussing everything from the origins of writing to the importance of beer in ancient civilizations. 🍺
    Scott Williams emphasizes the need for a balanced understanding of our past, acknowledging both the greatness and the flaws of historical figures. He also highlights the importance of history in sparking conversations, facilitating understanding, and promoting progress.
    The discussion also previews Scott's future books which will chronologically explore significant historical 'lightbulb' moments.💡
    0:00 92 Lightbulb Moments in Human History author Scott Williams
    00:31 Introduction and Welcome
    00:49 Introducing the Guest and His Book
    01:47 Discussion on Scott Williams' Background and Inspiration
    05:32 Exploring the Concept of 'Lightbulb Moments'
    06:08 The Impact of Historical Innovations and Discoveries
    10:31 The Role of History in Shaping Society
    16:02 The Process of Writing 'Lightbulb Moments in Human History'
    18:13 Favorite 'Lightbulb Moments' from the Book
    22:43 The Importance of Understanding and Appreciating History
    23:19 Negative Lightbulb moments
    24:27 Lightbulb Moments Volume 2
    33:53 Preview of Upcoming Books
    35:31 Conclusion and Final Thoughts
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    • 36 min
    History of US Battleships from WWII to the Gulf War and a tour of the Battleship Wisconsin

    History of US Battleships from WWII to the Gulf War and a tour of the Battleship Wisconsin

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    In this podcast, hosts Scott and Jenn discuss the naval history of the battleship USS Wisconsin, widely known as 'The Big WhisKey.' The ship, with a wooden deck and steel hull, was created during World War II and saw action in the Pacific. Involved in the battle of Iwo Jima, it played a vital role in shooting down kamikaze aircraft. After the war, it was used as a training ship before being decommissioned. It saw service again during the Korean War and the Gulf War and was finally made into a museum ship in Norfolk. The podcast also covers the incredible story of the ship's collision in 1956, its remarkable repair within 16 days, and its unique connection with the unfinished Kentucky.
    00:00 Introduction and Welcome
    02:03 Imagining the USS Wisconsin
    04:03 The Battleship Wisconsin
    04:28 Behind the Scenes of the YouTube Channel
    05:19 History of the Battleships
    07:11 The Wisconsin's Role in World War II
    10:47 The Wisconsin's Role during WWII
    13:02 Decommission and Recommission of the Wisconsin
    18:04 The Wisconsin Battleship Operations Manager
    21:29 Modernization of the Battleships
    23:23 Post-Korean War Activities and the Collision with the Eaton
    24:18 Why it is called the WisKy...
    26:08 The Ship's Role in the Invasion of Kuwait and the Gulf War
    28:39 An Early Days of Drone Usage Story
    32:06 The Ship as a Museum and Its Legacy
    35:20 Touring the ship if you cannot climb ladders - a service to Veterans
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    • 39 min
    Honoring Marines buried at Arlington National Cemetery

    Honoring Marines buried at Arlington National Cemetery

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    Video from Arlington
    History or Die t-shirt
    In this episode of 'Talk With History', hosts Scott and Jenn discuss their visit to Arlington National Cemetery post-Christmas break, visiting the graves of famous figures from Marine Corps history and examining their contributions and stories.
    Among the featured topics are 'Talk With History' merchandise (inspired by Benjamin Franklin), actors Gunnery Sgt. Ermey and Lee Marvin, and astronaut John Glenn who surprised the hosts with his Marine Corps background. Additionally, they discuss the highly debated Confederate circle, the Iwo Jima Memorial, and the graves of Major Megan McClung and Ira Hayes from the Black Sheep Squadron. The hosts encouraged listeners to visit these historic sites and pay tribute to these heroes.
    00:00 Introduction and Welcome Back
    00:37 Holiday Break and New Merchandise
    01:46 Appreciation for Supporters and Community
    02:59 The 'History or Die' T-Shirt and Its Significance
    03:33 A Journey Through Arlington National Cemetery
    04:29 Visiting Arlington on Veterans Day
    05:46 Unexpected Encounter with the Confederate Circle
    10:43 Controversy Surrounding the Confederate Circle
    14:08 Honoring the Marines: Gunny Ermey and Lee Marvin
    19:58 Remembering Pappy Boyington: A Marine Corps Pilot
    21:05 Baa Baa Black Sheep TV Series and its Real-Life Inspiration
    22:59 Tips for Visiting Arlington National Cemetery
    23:50 The Record-Breaking Achievements of Boyington
    24:22 Exploring the Life and Legacy of Ira Hayes
    25:11 Remembering the Heroic Actions of Ira Hayes at Iwo Jima
    27:25 The Post-War Life and Legacy of Ira Hayes
    29:46 Honoring Major Megan McClung
    34:06 The Unexpected Marine Corps Service of Astronaut John Glenn
    37:23 Visiting the Iwo Jima Memorial
    41:48 Wrapping Up the Journey of Remembrance
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Customer Reviews

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30 Ratings

Paula Daniels ,

Loved this episode

Thank you for giving us a little more background to Masters of the Air. My husband and I have been watching as my husband’s uncle was a B-17 radio tech/gunner based in Foggia, Italy from 1943-1944. Uncle Mickey enlisted after the bombing of Pearl Harbor as many young men did. This series and your podcast really help us understand the danger these guys encountered, it’s mind-blowing! And makes us respect our American soldiers so much more.

GEhistorian ,

The history of 'Masters of the Air' with an Aviator Turned Historian

Loved this episode Jenn and Scott! It was so fascinating to hear the history of aviation during WWII and how it helped shape future aviation. I am a huge fan of Masters of the Air and your podcast. My two favorite characters from this show is Buck and Bukeye. I also loved Curtis too. Like you Jenn, I sympthazie too with the aviators and how they have to make split second decisions up in air that may or may not go against the plan that their superiors had created down on the ground. Keep up the good work!

VA JAM ,

Bedford Boys

I was incredibly moved by this episode. Thank you for sharing.

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